Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

Victory Brewing Co

USA

Thanks to Liam at West Milford Fire Department Co 4 for turning me on to this. Please note I said "to this". I don't want anyone calling me a fag. A good tasting, strong, thick beer. Looks like Guinness, but tastes better. This is one of those beers that will throw you for a loop after about three of them. One, for bud drinkers. In fact, it's a good thing bud drinkers don't like strong beers. Leaves more for us.

Reviewed: November 10, 2001

Rating: 7/10

Best. Stout. Ever. Pours a completely opaque black. It's like oil in a glass. I had my wife try it and she said it was a good desert beer, and this stuff is over 9% ABV. I wish I had a fresher one...mine was bottled in November '03, and sampled in February '05. Hell, I just wish I had another one. I don't really care if it's older or not...this stuff is strong enough to age well. I probably liked it so well because I'm a total hophead, and this has plenty of hops. Good stouts always have chocolate and coffee notes, but with this it's bittersweet Godiva chocolate and fine espresso. It's incredibly smooth for a stout, especially considering it's an imperial. Maybe if I'm choosing one beer to have forever this isn't going to be it, but if I'm choosing one stout, this is it for sure.

Reviewed: August 06, 2005

Rating: 9/10

Yeah, I don't know if I can really add to what Kris and Rocky said. I loved the chocolate and coffee tastes, always a plus for a stout. The alcohol was very subtle, I didn't notice it until after I had finished it. All in all, this is a great stout, one I wish I could get in the middle of winter here in Atlanta, instead of relying on a trade with someone.

Reviewed: July 29, 2006

Rating: 8/10

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